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Is America a racist country? Watch Daily Show comedian hilariously Foxsplain the issue

Comedian Desi Lydic helps out The Daily Show by Foxsplaining why America is not a racist country. "I've been watching Fox News for 358 hours straight," she says, looking a bit crazy-eyed, "and I'm ready to do some Foxsplaining." Lydic's GQP doppelgänger then nails the mindset of a Fox-indoctrinated viewer. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, America, Fox News, Racism In America, Desi Lydic, Foxsplaining


Don Lemon rails against Rick Santorum after BS chat with Chris Cuomo: "I'm furious!"

"I'm furious!" CNN's Don Lemon said to Chris Cuomo in an emotional rant against CNN's conservative commentator Rick Santorum. (And, although he doesn't come out and say it, he also seems frustrated with Cuomo for his lackluster response after having the unapologetic Santorum on his show). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cnn, Rick Santorum, Don Lemon, Cuomo, Racists, Santorum, Chris Cuomo, Whitewashing, Racism In America


Watch: South Carolina cop harasses a man for being "suspicious" (as in Black)

Police officer in South Carolina racially profiles & harasses an innocent Black man pic.twitter.com/ZiOAE26Crm— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) April 30, 2021 After a police officer in South Carolina stalks a Black man, following him around in his car for no good reason, the man decides to confront the cop in a parking lot between a gas station and 7-11. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, South Carolina, Racism In America, Racist Cops


How color correction in movies reinforces racial stereotypes

From Mashable: It's not just in your head. We talked to filmmakers, colorists, and pop culture experts about why Hollywood keeps using weird color filters to depict certain countries.  Pair this with the fact that camera technology was specifically invented for white skin.
Tags: Video, Hollywood, News, Film, Cameras, Racism, Cinematography, Casual Racism, Racism In America, Everyday racism, Racist Film History, Shithole Cinematography


America's obsession with tipping of course has racist roots

Tipping-as-wage is a weirdly American phenomenon. Don't get me wrong, I have some friends in the restaurant industry who have done quite well for themselves thanks to the bizarre social expectations of gratuity. That's not to say there's no benefit to the incentivizing aspect of it, either. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Living Wage, Minimum Wage, Racism, Slavery, Tipping, American History, Don, Wage Theft, Modern Day Slavery, Racism In America, Fight For 15, Slavery wasn't that long ago, Food service industry foul


A clear and powerful story about the racial disparity of COVID-19, presented in comic form

Over at Journalist's Resource, comic artist Josh Neufeld has a great piece of visual journalism called A tale of two pandemics: A nonfiction comic about historical racial health disparities. It's available under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 International License, so I've included it below; but if you'd prefer a , that's also an option. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Racism, Inequality, Racial Disparity, Racism In America, Josh Neufeld, Inequality Is A Feature Not A Bug, International License, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Pandemic Response


NYPD official in charge of handling workplace harassment accused of decades of racist ranting

NYPD Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel has allegedly been posting racist messages under the name "Clouseau" on a popular NYPD message board for more than 2 decades, according to the New York Times: Between the summer of 2019 and earlier this fall, "Clouseau" posted hundreds of messages on the Rant, many of which attacked Black people, Puerto Ricans, Hasidic Jews and others with an unbridled sense of animus. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police, Police Misconduct, New York Times, Nypd, Racists, Racism In America, Racial Abuse, Racist Police, James F Kobel


"Bitter Root" is a frighteningly topical steampunk horror comic set in the Harlem Renaissance

A few years ago, writer David F. Walker and illustrator Sanford Greene worked on a run of Power Fist and Iron Man for Marvel Comics that was utterly delightful. I loved Greene's gritty cartooning, and I loved the unapologetic Blackness of the story (and, for me, the embarrassingly relatable idiocy of Iron Fist's whiteness). So I was excited when I learned that they were working on another new creator-owned comic at Image (now with Chuck Brown joining the team as a co-writer). Here's the offi...
Tags: Post, Comics, New York, Steampunk, Racism, Black Lives Matter, Tulsa, Greene, Image Comics, Harlem Renaissance, Chuck Brown, Black History, Racism In America, Sanford Greene, David F Walker, Bitter Root


The short film "An Occurrence at Arverne" will fill you with dread

"A man arrives at an unknown home with an unknown agenda." As seemingly inconsequential moments keep adding up, this suspenseful piece written and directed by Robert Broadhurst feels all too timely. The title is a reference to the Ambrose Bierce story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," which was the basis for the French film "La rivière du hibou" in the 1960s: All three are worth checking out if you're not familiar. Image: Vimeo / Robert Broadhurst
Tags: Video, News, Short Film, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Suspense, Racism In America, Dread, Owl Creek Bridge, Arverne, Robert Broadhurst


Trump, With ‘Racial Foghorn,’ Blows Up Elaborate Right-Wing Rationale For Rescinding Fair Housing Policy

For years, the right’s best think tanks and commentators have criticized an Obama-era anti-segregation policy by changing the subject. Conservative scholars and officials have argued that the policy — aimed at giving the feds more authority to fight segregation in housing — was “federal overreach on steroids,” and that it could bankrupt poor communities in need of help. Finally, on Wednesday, President Trump did what they have been asking for. He ended the policy. But he also, as he so often ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Senate, Wall Street Journal, Ben Carson, Trump, Lee, Carson, FHA, Donald J Trump, Kurtz, Housing and Urban Development, American Enterprise Institute, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Racism In America


Trump, With Racial Foghorn, Blows Up Elaborate Right-Wing Rationale For Rescinding Fair Housing Policy

For years, the right’s best think tanks and commentators have criticized an Obama-era anti-segregation policy by changing the subject. Conservative scholars and officials have argued that the policy — aimed at giving the feds more authority to fight segregation in housing — was “federal overreach on steroids,” and that it could bankrupt poor communities in need of help. Finally, on Wednesday, President Trump did what they have been asking for. He ended the policy. But he also, as he so often ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Senate, Wall Street Journal, Ben Carson, Trump, Lee, Carson, FHA, Donald J Trump, Kurtz, Housing and Urban Development, American Enterprise Institute, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Racism In America


It's the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that destroyed "Black Wall Street"

It's depressingly fitting that a nationwide spree of protests against racist policing would occur on the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, what's been called the single worst incident of racial violence in American history. Using guns and aircrafts, white racists destroyed 35 square blocks of what had — until then — been the wealthiest black community in the country, resulting in more than $32 million dollars in damage adjusted for inflation. Like many such tragic events, it began whe...
Tags: Post, Hbo, News, Washington Post, Racism, Atlantic, New York Times, Massacre, Damon Lindelof, Tulsa, Racism In America, Racial Injustice, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Riot, DeNeen L Brown, Another Racist Story


Black delivery driver in Oklahoma blocked by white man for being in a gated community

A black delivery driver in Oklahoma was blocked by a white man who didn't want the driver to leave his gated community until he explained why he was there. The driver, who eventually broke down in tears, was detained by the man – and another neighborhood resident who joined in – for over 30 minutes. From NBC: [Travis] Miller, 42, told NBC News that his customer in Edmond gave him the code to get through the neighborhood's gate. After completing the delivery and as they were trying to exit, a man...
Tags: Video, News, Nbc, Nbc News, Oklahoma, Miller, Edmond, David Stewart, Racism In America, Travis -RSB- Miller


Fears of a Latino invasion: demographic panic then and now

How are Donald Trump’s racist tweets about “rat-infested” Baltimore, his tacit endorsement of chants of “send her home” about representative Ilhan Omar at his rallies, and the mass shooting in El Paso, TX, targeting Latinos by a gunman concerned about a Mexican “invasion” of the United States connected? The idea of an immigrant invasion that would swamp the Anglo-Saxon population was originally popularized by Madison Grant (1865-1937), an early 20th-century eugenicist and conservationist, who wa...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Politics, Featured, Germany, Virginia, Nazis, Immigration, Americas, Racism, United States, US politics, US President, Naacp, Donald Trump, Baltimore


The Best of Enemies

Do you know the names Ann Atwater, CP Ellis, and Howard Fuller?  I didn’t until I read the book “The Best of Enemies,” by Osha Gray Davidson.  The book chronicles racial relations in Durham, North Carolina in the 1960’s.  I heard about the story of CP Ellis and Ann Atwater during this year’s pastors’ conference when Dr. Tony Evans used their story as a sermon illustration.  I decided to research the story and found Davidson’s book.  I’ll give a summary and then three strengths and three weakness...
Tags: Relationships, Church, Religion, Book Reviews, Book Review, Bible, Social Issues, Christianity, Faith, Jesus, Truth, God, Sin, Christian, Christians, ANN


Martin Luther King, Jr. & Destiny Will Meet April 3-4, 2018 at the SBC ERLC King Celebration, MLK50

If Dr. King were alive, he would be utterly amazed that the Southern Baptist Convention, this year will be hosting a party in his honor in Memphis, Tennessee. When he penned “The Letter from The Birmingham Jail,” King had his “Christian and Jewish brothers” in mind, including Southern Baptists, when he wrote the following words in April 1963: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling our present activities ‘unwise and untimely.’ I must make two ...
Tags: Religion, Barack Obama, Social Issues, Jesus, Birmingham, Charles, Martin Luther King, Jewish, Memphis, Christ, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Blacks, Black, South, Montgomery


REVIEW: Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

This compelling work, led by Jarvis Williams and Kevin Jones, including input from Al Mohler, Walter Strickland, Kevin Smith, Dwight McKissic, and others, is not a book merely to be glanced at like passing a curious situation alongside the highway as you speed by at 65 miles an hour. We must not give mere token acknowledgement to this issue simply because the media highlights a specific circumstance in the ever transitioning news cycle. Ethnic tensions, systemic racism, and latent prejudices re...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Book Reviews, Culture, Williams, Christ, PAUL, SBC, Jarvis Williams, Southern Baptists, Kevin Jones, SBC Issues, Racism In America, Baptist History, SBC History, Publishing for Church Leaders


Take-Aways from “A Kingdom Conversation on Race…”

Last night in Arlington, TX, Cornerstone Baptist Church hosted a joint worship service with churches of various races/ethnicities in the region and featuring local and national leaders in “A Kingdom Conversation on Race and the Alt-Right.” The service was quickly put together in response to the events in Charlottesville the week before. Serveral influential churches in the area met to worship together. For the second half of the event, Dr. McKissic assembled an array of leaders in a panel to add...
Tags: Kingdom, Religion, Culture, Charlottesville, Christ, Arlington, Gaines, Racism In America, McKissic, Joseph Caldwell, Jason Paredes, Arlington TX Cornerstone Baptist Church, Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies


A Kingdom Conversation on Race and the Alt-Right (and You’re invited!)

It’s no secret that Dr. Wm Dwight McKissic is a friend to this blog and to several of us personally here at SBCVoices. The reason for that, I believe, is that we have seen his consistent heart and passion for unity among the people of God and we share that heart. I appreciate my brother more than he knows and thank God for him. Many motives have been ascribed to Dr. McKissic as he has pushed southern Baptists to consider issues surrounding racial unity and reconciliation. The overriding motive I...
Tags: Religion, Dallas, God, John, Charlottesville, Christ, Dwight, ARLINGTON Texas, Arlington, SBC, Dallas Fort Worth, Cornerstone Church, Fort Worth TX, SBC Issues, Racism In America, Steve Gaines


Understanding Each Other & the Best Way to Respond to Charlottesville

I’ve been trying to figure out why people are getting so angry at each other about the events in Charlottesville this past weekend. Discussion has turned heated in almost irrational ways as we’ve tried to discuss and make sense of how we should respond to what happened. And here’s the thing— virtually everyone here at SBC Voices, both contributors and commenters, agrees about most of the major elements: We all agree that white supremacy is abhorrent and evil, whether KKK, neo-nazi, alt-right or ...
Tags: Religion, Walmart, Social Issues, Kkk, Ferguson, Nazi, BLM, Baltimore, Charlottesville, SBC Issues, SBC Voices, Racism In America, Antifa, Heather Heyer


The Resolutions Committee Report for #SBC17

In years where there is no major issue scheduled for a vote, the report of the Resolutions Committee is one of the things most worth watching.  Last year Southern Baptists passed a resolution “On Sensitivity And Unity Regarding The Confederate Battle Flag.”  It was controversial, but passed with the overwhelming support of the messengers gathered in St. Louis.  The 2014 convention in Baltimore included a resolution “On Transgender Identity.”  While that one was not as controversial among messeng...
Tags: Religion, Strachan, St Louis, Baltimore, Clinton, Trump, Phoenix, SBC, American Politics, Micah, Malcolm Yarnell, Owen Strachan, SBC Annual Meeting, Barrett Duke, SBC Issues, Racism In America


The Moss Perspective vs. The McKissic Perspective: Opposite Sides of the Window Interpretations of the SWBTS Preaching Photo

Rev. Otis Moss III, the eloquent and winsome young preacher who succeeded Rev. Jeremiah Wright as Pastor of The Trinity Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois, posted on Facebook a brutal response—tantamount to a rebuke—of the five Preaching professors at SWBTS, and by extension, a rebuke of the Seminary and the SBC. Moss’ intellectual and insightful mind is on full display in his “Standing on the Outside of the Window—Looking In” interpretation of the Twitter photo. Four years ago, I was privilege...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Kingdom, Religion, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Social Issues, Arkansas, Eminem, Jesus, Las Vegas, Oprah Winfrey, Baltimore, Martin Luther King Jr, White


North Carolina KKK hosts "VICTORY KLAVALKADE KLAN PARADE" to celebrate Trump

The North Carolina Ku Klux Klan offers you "racial greetings" and invites you to celebrate the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States with a good old fashioned parade, dressed in sheets. Via Snopes: A spokeswoman for the group, who provided us with the name Amanda, said the parade would be "unannounced." She did not give us any further information, such as the event's time or specific location, other than to say it will take place in North Carolina. The KKK representati...
Tags: Post, News, United States, Kkk, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Amanda, Mebane, Racism In America


Figuring out what to do with Trump's base means admitting they are racist

Dylan Matthews has a wonderful piece up on Vox, Taking Trump voters’ concerns seriously means listening to what they’re actually saying, which points out that in order to heal the great divide in the United States we're going to have to admit what Trump's popularity is all about: a fading, racist white majority is struggling to maintain primacy. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, United States, Trump, Picks, Dylan Matthews, Racism In America


Mom gives 9-year-old son blackface sparking controversy

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories An Australian mom is being slammed for giving her 9-year-old son blackface. The little boy dressed up as Australian soccer star Nic Naitanui for a school book week parade. However, many have taken to social media criticizing her for painting his face black. Students were instructed to dress up... Read... Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Parenting, Racist, West Coast Eagles, Blackface, BabyCenter, Nic Naitanui, Stacy Ann Gooden, Weather Anchor Mama, Racism In America


Mom gives 9-year-old son blackface, sparks major controversy

by Stacy-Ann Gooden posted in Mom Stories An Australian mom is being slammed for giving her 9-year-old son blackface. The little boy dressed up as Australian rules football star Nic Naitanui for a school book week parade. His mother posted a picture of him on Facebook, and many have taken to social media criticizing her... Read more » Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And thanks for reading the BabyCenter Blog.
Tags: Facebook, Parenting, Racist, West Coast Eagles, Blackface, BabyCenter, Nic Naitanui, Stacy Ann Gooden, Weather Anchor Mama, Racism In America


Reflections on our Unity in the Gospel — Will We Be Together?

God’s people gathered across denominations bound by a common theology, multiple sermons over a few days that are relevant and theologically robust, glorious music saturated with expressions of the sovereignty of God, great times of fellowship with other pastors over good food, being together in a room filled with a sense of the very presence of God… No, I’m not talking about #T4G2016, I’m talking about the 56th Annual Simultaneous Revival of the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Gary and Vicinity...
Tags: Christ, Jesus Christ, Gary, SBC Issues, Theology in General, Racism In America


What Can We Learn from “Dr. Phil” and Thabiti?

On February 11 Phil Johnson used a Facebook post to accuse Thabiti Anyabwile of mission drift. The following is a screenshot of Phil’s original post: For those who are not aware, Phil is the Executive Director of Grace to You (John MacArthur’s resource and media center), and Thabiti is pastor of Anacostia River Church in southeast Washington, D.C. What followed was a brief interaction between Thabiti and Phil, which can be viewed at the following links: Thabiti’s initial article replying to Ph...
Tags: Facebook, Washington, Kingdom, Social Issues, Christ, Phil, John MacArthur, American Politics, Phil Johnson, SBC Issues, Thabiti, SBC Voices, Racism In America, Anacostia River Church, Phil Phil, Timothy 5:19